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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #60 on: February 28, 2008, 08:23:24 AM »
Magnificent Ian....keep them coming please.
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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #61 on: February 28, 2008, 09:47:33 PM »
Dear Ian,many thanks for showing us the pictures of this floral paradise!
They give me sweet memories of our time we spent there during the Southern Alpines
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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #62 on: February 29, 2008, 04:37:55 AM »
I have just finished cleaning three batches of Celmisia seed I collected last weekend.  I am not particularly enamoured about the genus Celmisia at the moment!

Some further names for the last Old Man Range posting
2 well-flowered Celmisia = Celmisia brevifolia
3 Aciphylla kirkii
4 Gentiana bellidifolia
8 Ourisia glandulosa
9 Polystichnum cytostegia

Ian, I have yet to see a mass flowering of Celmisia viscosa. Most years the plants flower sporadically ie a few plants here and there but not all at once. However here is a picture taken at the same locality on the Old Man Range showing Celmisia brevifolia flowering en masse.
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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #63 on: February 29, 2008, 09:26:52 AM »
Quote "have just finished cleaning three batches of Celmisia seed I collected last weekend.  I am not particularly enamoured about the genus Celmisia at the moment!"

Ahh ---the responsibility of being a seed director David.

Sorry to mention this but more Celmisia seed ,(+ others),currently on it's way up to you.
Hope that doesn't tip you over the edge mate.Smile.

Cheers dave.

 
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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #64 on: February 29, 2008, 10:47:40 AM »
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Celmisia brevifolia flowering en masse
wow! They sure are! Lovely show.
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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #65 on: March 01, 2008, 04:31:45 PM »
Some more pictures from Mount Hutt.
Plenty of Gentiana divisa and one of my favourite plants Leptinella atrata;
We used to grow and show it way back a long time ago.



View from Mnt Hutt.jpg
 Jean Wyllie beside the gentians
 Gentians on Mt Hutt
 Gentian Mt Hutt.
 Mt Hutt Gentian.
 Leptinella atrata 1
 Leptinella atrata 2.
 Leptinella atrata 3
 Leptinella atrata 4
 Leptinella atrata 5

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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #66 on: March 01, 2008, 04:52:02 PM »
I was taken by the epilobiums but I am not sure that I would want them in the garden unless they promised to behave.
Another Gentian.
Then the vegetable sheep.
Raoulia eximia, and buchananii. mammilaris
Haastia recurva I think it may be sinclairii, David L. will tell us.


 Henge
 Epilobium 1.
 Epilobium 2.
 View to plains below
 Gentiana corymbifera
 Haastia recurva
 Raoulia on rocks
 Vegetable sheep on scree
 Flock of vegetable sheep
 Raoulia mammilaris
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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #67 on: March 01, 2008, 05:00:20 PM »
I have just realised that I was signed in as Maggi for the last two posts :-[
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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #68 on: March 01, 2008, 06:51:07 PM »
I don't know... you nip out for a while and look what happens  :o  I've heard about the rising incidence of identity theft.... ;)
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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2008, 06:54:30 PM »
Hello Ian, I just find your pictures breathtaking,  we visited N.Z in 2oo3 and to see all those superb pictures is fantastic thank you, cheers Ian the Christie kind.
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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #70 on: March 01, 2008, 11:09:10 PM »
I think that Haastia may be H. recurva Ian. Great pictures. In reply 66, the view to the plains beyond the gentian, the braided river, (the Rakaia) is said to be the inspiration for Beth Chatto's dry bed gardens. I think I mentioned this elsewhere, on a S.H. thread.
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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #71 on: March 02, 2008, 03:45:02 AM »
Hello Ian,

I have just picked a weevil that had strayed from of a batch of Celmisia seed out of my computer keyboard.

Gentians preceeding, surrounding Jean and following Jean are Gentiana divisa.

Another gentian = Gentiana corymbifera. This is a larger species than divisa. It is monocarpic and I have tried to grow to flowering without success.

The Haastia,  as Lesley has correctly pointed out, is Haastia recurva. I was a bit unsure of it myself but have checked it out.

Epilobiums - you are on your own. Perhaps Lesley can help out.

As for Raoulias if you have Raoulia buchananii  either it or you have strayed. Roulia eximia was the most common species there. The last Raoulia picture is perhaps Raoulia mammillaris. The distiguishing feature for this species are distinct bract scales surrounding the heads ie the flower would look somewhat like those of Raoulia grandiflora. I cannot tell from your photo. It is a lovely plant.
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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #72 on: March 02, 2008, 06:52:39 PM »
I think the pics above of epilobiums are probably E. pycnostachyum. It is quite tufted, individuals are non-spreading, and the foliage is heavily dentate. It is the pick of them, horticulturally speaking, but I've found it very difficult in garden conditions. A sand bed with large grit may be the answer as it's a scree dweller. I've not tried seed of it and in any case, the way epilobiums seed about simply terrifies me. Look at E. angustifolium for instance :o :o and a few others which are already in my garden and in ever increasing numbers yearly.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2008, 06:54:59 PM by Lesley Cox »
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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #73 on: March 03, 2008, 09:10:33 AM »
Very good Lesley,  I will leave the Epilobiums to you.  Epilobium nummularifolium flourishes in my garden_ a magnificent ground cover if you have a lot of ground to cover!
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Re: TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND
« Reply #74 on: March 19, 2008, 02:33:40 PM »
I have finally got around to posting some more pictures from New Zealand.
There are plenty more to come when I get time.
1 Joe Cartman on the scree.
2 Mountain view with haastia, can you spot it?
3 Haastia
4 Ranunculus haastii
5 Ranunculus haastii
6 Lobellia roughii
7 Craspedia incana
8 Aciphylla
9 Tussock grasses on the scree
10 Spot the plant
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